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Oct 11, 2012 4:00am PDT
cbs news poll shows mitt romney getting a post-debate bounce in two key states. >>> rescued from the wreckage. two people are pulled to safety in the aftermath of a deadly collapse at a parking garage. >>> diamond drama. post-season baseball heats up with two fantastic finishes. this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, october 11, 2012. good morning, everybody, good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. debates between vice presidential candidates aren't supposed to matter but after president obama's poor debate performance last week, the faceoff between joe biden and paul ryan has turned it into a high stakes affair. in colorado president obama held a slim lead in september now romney has a one-point edge. in wisconsin the president was leading by six points last month, he leads romney by just three points now. in virginia the president continues to hold on to a small lead. tara mergener is in washington following all of this. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. boy the pressure sure is on tonight particularly for joe biden who will be trying to gain ground followin
CBS
Oct 6, 2012 6:00pm PDT
our rights. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> axelrod: good evening. i'm jim axelrod. many americans saw gas prices go up a bit this week. californians saw them skyrocket. nationally, the average stand at $3.81 a gallon, up roughly $.supper 2, but in california prices exploded to a record high average of $4.61 a gallon, up d.n.a that's a $.47 in a week and makes it the most expensive gas in the country. as john blackstone reports, this could only happen in california. >> in the golden state, gas gold. the rush is on to fill up at a los angeles-area station where the price is only $4.55 a gallon for regular. that looks reasonable to drivers who say many stations charging $5 a >> $10 in gas isn't even going to give me a quarter of a tank. it's really out of control. >> reporter: aaa reports the average high is $4.61. a record high $4.61, it's well above that in many metropolitan areas and in some stations far above that. >> i got gas yesterday at $4.69 d i got gas yesterday at $4.69, and today i saw this at $5.69. 9.said no, i'm not going to get get f rep
CBS
Oct 12, 2012 4:00am PDT
to stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from her city but she's not going jail. this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, october 12, 2012. good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. compared to last week's presidential debate last night's face off between vice president joe biden and congressman paul ryan was like a shoot out at the ok corral. from the get go it was a pull no punches performance by both candidates. they squared off on everything from the economy to foreign affairs. randall pinkston is at the debate site in danville, kentucky. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. both candidates came here on a mission. congressman ryan to criticize the obama administration's failures and republican solutions while vice president biden was defending the presidential record and also complaining about the republican plan for the nation. >> i will be very specific -- >> reporter: vice president joe biden wasted no time challenging congressman paul ryan's take on foreign policy. >> with all due respect that's a bunch of malarky. not a single thing you said is accurate.
CBS
Oct 13, 2012 6:00pm PDT
of los angeles on its final mission. ben tracy takes us along for the ride. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> axelrod: good evening. i'm jim axelrod. in 24 days, americans will elect a president. according to the latest national gallup poll, mitt romney now leads barack obama by two points, 49 to 47, a statistical dead heat. the state of the race has been shaken up in the last 10 days since the first presidential debate. look at florida, ape crucial state for both men. a poll by two of the state's largest newspapers has governor romney up by seven points, 51 to 44. that's an eight-point swing since september when the president led by one. this creates more pressure for both candidates heading into their second debate on tuesday in new york. let's bring in correspondent nancy cordes with the president in williamsburg, virginia, where he's preparing. nancy, good evening. >> reporter: good evening to you, jim. and polls taken this week also show governor romney pulling even in colorado and virginia. so the obama campaign has cleared the president's schedule the
CBS
Oct 7, 2012 6:00pm PDT
. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> jeff: good evening, everyone, i'm jeff glor. the price of gas in california set another all-time high overnight. the state average at $4.66 cents a gallon breaking the old record set just yesterday. the national average now a full 85 cents less. with more on why this rise continues and what happens next, here's john blackstone. >> reporter: for california drivers sunday brought yet another jump in gas prices. the statewide average up a nickel overnight to almost $4.66 a gallon. it has happened every day for the past week. >> i can't pay all these big prices. >> reporter: drivers say they've never seen anything like it. and jeffrey spring of aaa says they're right. >> in a week it's gone up about 52 cents that is unprecedented. >> reporter: in parts's due to california's efforts to protect its spectacular natural environment. air pollution regulations require special summer and winter gasoline blends in the state. refineries are making that seasonal switch now. but that reduces supply which was already tight after a fire in augu
CBS
Oct 13, 2012 6:30pm PDT
bring a big league economic boost to local businesses. cbs 5 reporter don knapp with how neighborhood hangouts are preparing for the massive rush of fans. >> reporter: there's money to be made not only all over san francisco butter especially in this corner of san francisco where folks are naturally hoping the giants go all the way. especially the people who have businesses who sell to fans. red white and blue championship game bunting was going up while they held separate practice sessions on the field. business was great and the dugouts sports store with fans snapping up gear. kip just had to have another giants shirt. >> i bought another shirt because they won because i need something new to wear tomorrow to cheer them on. >> reporter: she was a ballpark regular and know what is the championship games mean for the neighborhood. >> it's good for pedro's and pete's. all along the corridor here and probably public house because it gets really crowded when the giants are playing and they can't afford tickets. >> reporter: good too for the popular paragon bar just a block away. >> it wa
CBS
Oct 9, 2012 12:00pm PDT
hall and cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington is there with details. >> reporter: before that hearing, some supporters of mirkarimi met on the steps of city hall saying reinstate ross now and his wife is expected to join them and will be at her husband's side during the hearing. many believe his dispute with his wife doesn't affect his ability to do his job. many domestic violence victims advocates say there is a big conflict of interest here. somebody on probation for domestic violence should not be leading the sheriff's department. the case has played out for months at city hall and today, we should know whether or not mirkarimi will keep his job. he was suspended without pay after pleading guilty to misdemeanor false imprisonment. his wife was bruised by the sheriff during an argument. mayor lee says he is not fit for office and tried to remove him. he testified before an etician commission that determined the sheriff was guilty of official misconduct. today at 2:00 the board of supervisors will meet and will hear from the ethics commission, from the mayor, from mirkarimi's lawyer and fr
CW
Oct 12, 2012 10:00pm PDT
>>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news on the cw. >> a bay area chain so popular, got snatched up by starbucks. now hundreds of workers may be out of a job unless they can prove one thing. >> after putting 122 million miles on the odometer. one more test for shuttle endeavor may be the biggest. the streets of los angeles. >> and the report is in, what a sweeping run the disciplinary action will mean for oakland already under manned police force. good evening, i'm dana king. >> an ownership change will now have serious consequences for hundreds of workers. cbs 5 reporter with a story you'll see only on cbs 5. sharon. >> yeah, workers said they will be fired in two months because they are illegal immigrants. there aren't any firm numbers, but up to 400 people could lose their jobs. some workers got a letter from starbucks saying there's discrepancy from their social security numbers and they have 60 days to prove they will be here legally. the letter upset this worker. he wanted his voice disguised because he's an illegal immigrant. >> we put a lot of work -- 200 cooks, dish
CBS
Oct 13, 2012 5:30pm PDT
debate. cbs reporter ines ferre on the singular message coming from both camps. >> reporter: paul ryan tailgated with football fans in ohio. while mitt romney rallies supporters in the key battleground state. no republican has won the white house without a victory in ohio. >> i'm counting on you portsmouth. let's make it happen. >> reporter: saturday romney told the crowd in the major manufacturing state that the obama administration isn't holding china cattable for unfair -- accountable for unfair trade practices that cost americans job. >> i want to make sure that when people cheat, well they don't follow the rules in trade we finally hold them accountable. it's time for us to stand up to china for their cheating that's got to stop. >> reporter: voters say the economy is the number one issue in the election. >> i bet on american workers and american ingenuity and three years laters it's paying you have in a big way. >> reporter: president obama argues the decision saved jobs. >> gm is back. ford and chrysler are growing again. together our auto industry has created nearly a quarter o
CBS
Oct 12, 2012 6:00pm PDT
fired. cbs 5 reporter joe vazquez has more on the fallout and joe, we haven't seen anything like this in recent memory. >> reporter: the trib union is reporting this is the largest mass discipline in the department's history. according to the "oakland tribune." >>> reporter: nearly a year after of clashes between "occupy oakland" protestors and police began, police chief howard jordan says his internal affairs investigation has reached a conclusion that more than 40 of his officers broke the rules and will face consequences for it. the chief reports 44 oakland officers face the following discipline: 15 suspensions, 23 written reprimands, three counseling and trainings, one demotion and two will be terminated. >> policing in that kind of environment is very difficult, obviously, but we are trained professionals. we hold our staff accountable for their actions. >> reporter: the chief reports his department received more than 1100 complaints for demonstrations last october and november and this january. the most common infraction was for officers who failed to turn on their videoca
CBS
Oct 7, 2012 11:00pm PDT
>>> you are watching cbs 5 eyewitness news in high definition. >> i don't see it going down soon. >> the latest increase and why the governor is getting involved to hold the line on gas prices. >> tweets of half a millian people. >> a family turns to social media to solve their mother's murder. >> integrating the technology into the curriculum. >> a new plan coming to california and the questions raised about its effectiveness. >> soring gas prices are getting the governor's attention. tonight he is calling it an emergency. cbs reporter linda is live. >> reporter: california drivers are asking when will the pain end. costs $70 to fill up gas tanks for regular. we are told relief may be coming. >> reporter: it has been another day of record breaking prices and that moment of dread. >> $84.17. >>> for 17 gallons. prices hiked up over night after a week of spikes. >> from 52 cents. >>> the average price in california is $4.66. but most pumps are reflecting $5 a gallon. >> they are ridiculously high. what happened to president obama bringing it down? >> reporter: it will be governor
CBS
Oct 10, 2012 12:00pm PDT
last night to reinstate him despite his domestic violence conviction against his wife. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec is live at city hall and anne, has the sheriff shown up to work yet? >> he has not. he has been laying low for the most part this morning. but he is expected here at city hall this afternoon to meet with interim sheriff vicki hennessey. from what we understand, hennessey will remain technically the sheriff of san francisco until friday when ross mirkarimi will be back at the helm. >> i look forward to demonstrating why the people elected me as sheriff and look forward for me and my family to move in a place where we hopefully will achieve some normalcy again. >> reporter: that's ross mirkarimi on what turned into a victorious night for him at city hall after a marathon session including hours of public comment. four of the 11 supervisors voted in favor of mirkarimi keeping his job as sheriff. jane kim is one of them. she calls mirkarimi's act horrific, bruising his wife's arm on new year's eve. it happened days before he was officially sworn into office. >> we had to mak
CBS
Oct 11, 2012 12:00pm PDT
-old missing persons case out of hayward. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec on the little girl who disappeared and her mother who has been looking for closure for decades. >> november 19, 1988, it's probably impossible to have a happy ending. >> reporter: sharon has been living without knowing what happened to her daughter michaela garecht abducted at age 9. >> every highway, by way and everywhere for the answers. >> reporter: now there may be one, a 3" piece of bone belonging to an unidentify i had child was found in a well in linden, a mass grave for victims of the "speed freak" killers. wesley shermantine and loren herzog convicted for a drug induced killing binge in the '90s, all older than michaela. a sketch of her alleged kidnapper looks similar to loren herzog who committed suicide last year. >> a case that's this old has a lot of information. and you know, we're going through that information and doing what we can to try to identify the bone. >> reporter: that piece of bone was initially sent here to the hayward police department. their testing cam
CW
Oct 11, 2012 10:00pm PDT
>>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news on the cw. >>> it's 2009, the administration was blocking us every step of the way. >> with all due respect, that's a bunch of malarkey. >> highlights and observations from a zippy 90 minutes with joe biden and paul ryan. >>> they are both pushed to the brink, sadly, only one has survived. >>> a loud explosion on the streets of vallejo as police detonate bomb-making materials. they arrested a man for making bombs in his house. we'll have a live report coming up. >> and good evening, i'm ken bastida. >> i'm dana king. a couple big headlines with baseball and politics, but we want to start with a developing story. anything but an ordinary night in this north bay neighborhood where the bomb squad searched a house looking for explosives and you see what they found, the house is in the 3700 block of georgia street in vallejo. joe vasquez with more on what appears to be a bomb making factory. joe. >> dana, this situation is rattling a lot of nerves, not just because they evacuated an area near this house, but as you saw, also because they hav
CBS
Oct 12, 2012 11:00pm PDT
turned into a rescue on the bay. >>> only on cbs 5 hundreds of workers on a bay area bakery chain get an ultimatum. what they say they will have to prove or they may be out of a job. >> one step now. >> plus, how marshmallows can help kids become better behaved. good evening, i'm dana king. >> i'm ken bastida. >>> breaking news. a sinking boat cut short a bachelor party for a group of guys on the bay tonight. the fire department says a 400- foot party boat called the neptune hit a rock and began taking on water near pier 39 in san francisco. this happened about 8:30 tonight. a coast guard cutter and other smaller boats came to the rescue to take the 22 people back to shore. >> i think i was the only one concerned because i don't like boats but everyone else was loving it. >> i was loving it as soon as we got off the boat that wasn't sinking. now i'm cool with it. >> no one was hurt. the coast guard near the ferry building is pumping water out of it so it can be towed to shore. >>> a bakery hit the jackpot when starbucks bought it for $100 million a few months ago but now some workers
CBS
Oct 14, 2012 6:00pm EDT
on the slow crawl through the streets of los angeles. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> and good evening, everyone, i'm jeff glor. in the sky over new mexico today a man jumped from 24 miles up and broke the sound barrier on the way down. a first. felix baumgartner broke that barrier by more than 100 miles an hour, then landed with ease. with details, here's mark strassmann. >> reporter: felix baumgartner climbed into the strat sphere more than 24 miles above new mexico's desert. the 43-year-old austrian skydiver was about to become a human missile and plunge farther and fast never freefall than anyone in history. >> everything is in the green, doing great. >> reporter: his ascent had landed two and a half hours, in a capsule hoisted by a 55 story helium balloon, rising 1,000 feet a minute. the only hitch, baumgartner's viser foingd up when his helmet's heater stopped working. >> this is getting serious, joe. >> i do not think i have safe feeting -- -- heating. >> joe kittinger was the voice in his ear. >> there it, there is the world out there. >> reporter: in
CBS
Oct 10, 2012 6:00pm PDT
of questions raised by lieutenant- colonel andrew wood who told cbs news that security was being cut in libya on orders from higher ups despite clear signs that the situation was dangerous. >> it began just shortly after i arrived. there was pressure to reduce the number of security people there. >> pressure from where? >> uhm....... higher headquarters at the state department. >> does part of you wonder if the security request had been granted, those deaths could have been avoided? >> yes. yes, i do. i -- i think about that. i -- i -- i spend a lot of time thinking about that. >> reporter: and the senator's take? >> the state department apparently has said something like, he doesn't know what he's talking about. he sounded like to me he did know what he was talking about. the intelligence committee on the first thursday back, we will be holding a hearing. >> reporter: and as you know those hearings are already heated on the house side. the senate takes up the issue too. it's going to probably get very interesting. bottom line, dana, is that the senator says that wherever we have embassies
CW
Oct 8, 2012 10:00pm PDT
>>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news on the cw. >>> president obama back in the bay area. how he is appealing to donors tonight in san francisco as his poll numbers show his lead is slipping. >>> the south bay workers most in need of a higher minimum wage. blocking chances at a small raise. >> not really cool, huh? >> gasoline prices calls for a federal investigation. what the experts say is working against our chances for relief at the pump. good everyoning, i'm dana king. >> we start with campaign 2012. president obama just wrapping up a brief bay area fund raising swing. he had already made a million by the time he got there at a small event across town. after that, he headed for a $20,000 a plate dinner party with 100 supporters followed by a concert for 6,000 more featuring musicians, john legend, and michael franty. it was the president who stole the show as he made his pitch for four more years. >> we are here because we have some work to do. we are here because we have an election to win. we are here because everything we fought for in 2008 is on the line in 2012.
CW
Oct 9, 2012 10:00pm PDT
>>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news on the cw. >>> 284 days since the physical altercation with his wife. a man elected sheriff of san francisco is learning his fate as we speak. we'll go live to city hall. >> all you heard was a car. my mom started running towards me. >> it happened in the blink of an eye. how a mother may have saved her son's life by risking her own on his birthday. >> and why one bay area police department is encouraging its officers to come out of the closet. good evening, i'm ken bastida. >> and i'm dana king. it's an unprecedented decision for the board of supervisors. what to do with an embattled sheriff. cbs 5 reporter, linda yee is live at city hall where supervie supervisors are meeting right now. >> making a statement, they just started doing that within the last 20 minutes. so we're getting a sense of how they are going to vote when they actually take that vote, which i'm sure now, will be coming in the next half hour or so. now the public testimony went on for seven hours. more than 100 people lined up to make their cases before the boar
CBS
Oct 13, 2012 11:00pm PDT
% on an ikea kitchen. >>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news in high definition. >>> businesses are getting prepared. what the giants-cardinals matchup will mean to the local economy. >>> the shuttle is closer to home. but with complications. why there won't be an on-time arrival for this final mission. >>> and a bay area college student makes a half-court shot. >>> good evening. i'm ann notarangelo. various sports fans in heaven tonight. the 49ers are red hot and the giants are on the eve of another national championship series. a look at how baseball is good for business. >> reporter: red, white and blue, championship game, going on at at&t park, while the cardinals and giants held separate practice sessions on the field. business was great in the giants dugouts sports store. kiply just had to have another giants shirts. >> i bought another shirt, because they won. it's good for pedro's and pete's. along the corridor and probably public house, because it gets really crowded when the giants are playing and people can't afford tickets. >> reporter: good too for the popular paragon bar. >> i
CBS
Oct 13, 2012 5:00am PDT
'll be looking at on cbs "this morning saturday." the presidential campaigns turn their attention to tuesday's vital debate with just 24 days until election day. >> the drought has caused devastation in farmlands across the nation but this one crop rises above them all. >> a convicted murderer of a new york multimillionaire is the subject of a new documentary by his victims' kids. now he's reaching out. >> 50 years after the cuban missile crisis a look at the cbs news vault at fidel castro one month after he seized power. all that and so much more on cbs "this morning saturday," saturday, october 13, 2012 >>> we did it. another weekend is here. >> welcome to the weekend. we're here. >> congratulations and the final countdown is on as far as politics are concerned, 24 days left until election day. president obama and governor romney have begun to turn their attention to tuesday's second of three presidential debates. as for the vice presidential candidates now that their debate is over, they are back on the campaign trail and they are not letting up. nancy cordes is at the courthouse a white
CBS
Oct 11, 2012 6:00am PDT
decades ago. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec has new clues in the case. >> reporter: her mother wrote on her facebook page last night, dear michaela, this could be in. she is talking about a bone fragment that was found. they tested it here at the hayward police department. the results were inconclusive. that bone now being sent to a lab in virginia. the results could take weeks. but there are some reasons to believe that that bone fragment could belong to michaela garecht. she was abducted in hayward in 1988. that bone was initially given to the family of another victim, joann hobson's remains found in a well in linden, a well where remains from victims of two serial killers dubbed the "speed freak" killers have been found. that was back in february. when hobson's family received the remains, they ordered some tests, suspicious after seeing investigators dig up the burial site with a backhoe. that testing found 28 of the bone fragments given to the family belonged to other people. at least three other people, including a child between the ages of 5 and 14. michaela was 9 when she disappeare
CBS
Oct 11, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. . captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. tonight's face-off between vice than vit joe biden and congressman paul ryan is getting a lot more attention than vice presidential debates usually get. the obama campaign is looking to biden to stop the momentum mitt , mney has enjoyed since the debate in denver, which governor romney was widely perceived to job is . ling.s job is to keep romney's al gallu rolling. today's national gallup poll of likely voters shows governor romney with a slender lead of one point over the president. of course, that's within the lly a tie.error so it's essentially a tie. tonight's debate is at centre college in danville, kentucky. nancy cordes and jan crawford danville. first we'll go to nancy, covering the vice president's campaign. nancy. >> reporter: scott the vice president arrived here in kentucky today after several days of intense preparation in his home state of delaware and several people there with him veld us the president's weak performance in his own debate didn't so much change the ndr
CBS
Oct 12, 2012 5:00pm PDT
. the services were back up and running by 10:30 a.m. cate caugiran, cbs 5. >> reporter: chief hayes telling me that three firefighters slightly injured but their injuries were not serious. this is all over the street. you have corks like this from the wine shop from champagne bottles that exploded from the heat. look at the windowsill. they had wine in the store exploded and through out on the sidewalk. you can see all those are corks sit there is behind that glass that got superheated. a the love damage here. they are -- a lot of damage here. they are still going through it. investigators will be here all night and keeping the area closed off to the public for the time being. live from west portal in mobile 5, ken bastida, cbs 5. >>> a fire in the south bay gutted a family home sending two people to the hospital with burns. neighbors had reported hearing popping noises. that may have been the ammunition that the homeowner says he stored in the home on carl tan avenue near union. cause of the fire is under investigation. >>> another early-morning house fire this one in the mission district is
CW
Oct 6, 2012 10:00pm PDT
10/6/12 >>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news on the cw. >> a murder mystery in the east bay. a woman is found dead in her home. a family in grief wants answers. >> a thunder weekend in the bay area. the traffic problems and what we can expect tomorrow. >> a new day, a new record. the cause and when a drop in prices could be coming. >> good evening. friends and family spent the night remembering a family found dead in her home. a neighbor found her body around 10:45 last night. with reaction from her family. >> friends and family members are gathered outside of the house where 55-year-old was found dead last night. and this is a close nit neighborhood where residents have blocked parties. they have lived here more than 30 years. at this point police do not know a motive and not made any arrest. this is what we do know. her husband says she was supposed to pick him up last night. he called and called and got in touch with the neighbor and asked her to check on his wife. the neighbor found susie in the front of the house dead. >> she was lying in the front of the house. there w
CBS
Oct 7, 2012 5:30pm PDT
10/7/12 >>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news in high definition. >> a wild weekend of events in the bay area from street fairs to street week and sporting events. it's drawing to a close but not over yet. good evening. let's start with a look at the roads at this hour. joins us from the traffic center. yesterday pretty light. >> yesterday was light you are exactly right. and today we're starting to see convest goes out there. live conditions from chopper 5. we are hearing reports of southbound embarcadero slow. and as the events wrap up for today, we had a lot of people, a lot of foot traffic. seems like they paid attention and most people used mass transit. but again bart saw an increase this rider ship. kind of give you an overview of what else is happening. if you are working your way, delays and the right lane remains closed. lower deck of the bay bridge starting to see congestion. extra volume out of san francisco across the lower deck in towards the east. most of the conditions around treasure island. yellow and red here on our sensors. you are going to see delays on he
CBS
Oct 12, 2012 7:00am PDT
morning to our viewers in the west. it is friday, october 12th, 2012. welcome to "cbs this morning." joe biden and paul ryan lock horns in a tense vice presidential debate. >> we'll get reaction from both sides of the aisle and show you who voters say was the winner. >> shuttle "endeavour" makes its final journey, winding its way through the streets of los angeles at 2 miles an hour. >>> we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener your world in 90 seconds. >>> with all due respect that's a bunch of mularkey. not a single thing he says is accurate. first of all -- >> be specific. >> i will be very specific. >> the candidates clash at the vice presidential debate. >> i know you're under a lot of duress to milk up for lost ground, but i think it will be better served if we don't keep interrupting each other. >> smirking laughing smiling. >> i thought it was rude. >> he did everything but pat him on the head. paul ryan had a solid performance but he was always on defense. >> in terms of who dominated the debate, joe biden dominated. >> the key to winning
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Oct 11, 2012 7:00am PDT
. . in the west, it is thursday, october 11th, 2012. welcome to "cbs this morning." the vice presidential debate is tonight and a cbs news poll shows more swing state voters are moving toorlds mitt romney. >>> we'll ask strategist david axelrod how to stop the move. >>> a scathing report shows lance armstrong took part in the biggest doping incident in history. >>> we begin with today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> i know how you'll come and attack us. the problem he has is he has barack obama's record he has to run on. >> the vice presidential candidates set to take center stage. >> joe biden and paul ryan go head to head in their first and only debate. >> biden under pressure to reverse governor romney's momentum. >> if you have a bad game, move on. you look forward to the next one. the difference between this and sports is that the stakes are so high. >> there was a garage collapse here at the miami dade west area. >> rescuers pulled one person out 13 hours after. >> i heard a pop, pop, pop, pop, dominos straight down. >> republican lawmakers pounced on the oba
CBS
Oct 8, 2012 5:00pm PDT
the vehicle. ann notarangelo, cbs 5. >>> also tonight, president obama back in the bay area for a pair of san francisco fundraisers. he is hoping a big haul could put a lid on his republican rival's big post-debate bounce, a bounce that just catapulted mitt romney into the lead in at least one national poll. grace lee breaks down the numbers. >> reporter: the president is examples here at the bill graham in a couple of hours to raise money and to rally his base and if that new national poll that you're talking about is any indication, he really does need to rally the voters because it looks like he is slipping among likely voters. that pew research poll that was released this afternoon shows that the president had an 8- point lead before the debate in mid-september. he has dropped significantly and the republican nominee mitt romney is now leading the president by 4 points. clearly the debate last week has given romney a huge bounce in the polls. and part of the reason why he made a huge increase in two key demographics including women. the president had an 18-point lead before the debate. no
CBS
Oct 8, 2012 6:00pm PDT
? >> cbs 5 consumerwatch reporter julie watts says a lot of it can be blamed on consumer behavior. >>> reporter: why is it gas surprises shoot up overnight and take forever to come down? according to economists it could be your fault. when gas prices are going up consumers are more willing to drive the extra mile to save a buck. ha. $4.85. so you may drive by, say, $4.85 in hopes of finding something cheaper a few blocks away. by comparison, $4.75 may seem like a steal. it's something station owners are well aware of. while they must raise prices to keep up with skyrocketing wholesale costs they try to stay competitive out of fear you'll just drive by but as prices begin to level off comparison shopping all but stops and suddenly gas stations don't have to be as competitive. an ohio state study on the price comparison app gasbuddy found a 10-cent a week increase at the pump led to a 40% increase in comparison shopping. but as soon as prices even began to level off, that 40% almost immediately disappeared. you see, instead of comparing stations to each other, when prices start to d
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Oct 7, 2012 6:30pm PDT
>>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news in high definition. >> good evening. the wild weekend of events in the bay area is wrapping up fleet week and america's cup are now finished but there's still quite a crowd. it's day 2 for the giants hosting second game of the playoffs. live at at&t park in the middle of all the action, linda. >> reporter: nothing like hearing the roar of a crowd inside a baseball stadium in post season play. they are at it already. a few minutes away from the first pitch. this is a game that's going to be catching a really crazy day in san francisco. >>> from a parade celebrating heritage day. to the castro street fair celebrating everything. there was no shortage of things to do for wild weekend day 2 in san francisco. >>> america's cup racing continues in the bay waters. the blue angels in the sky. >>> and bluegrass in the park. >>> and while 49er red rained at the park. >>> then last but not least, orange october at at&t park as giant's fans fill the stadium and hope their boys slam it to that other red team in town. >> just a crazy day. crazy weeke
CBS
Oct 8, 2012 7:00am PDT
captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning to our viewers in the west. it is monday, october 8th, 2012. welcome to cbs this morning. with just a month to go until election day, a new poll shows the presidential race is tied. >>> could ambassador chris stevens murder been prevented? his former security chief talks only to cbs news. >>> california gas prices continue to soar. plus a simple switch your phone company won't do to prevent theft. >>> we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >> we're going to win florida. we're going to take back the white house. >> mitt romney rides new momentum into the swing states. >> romney delivers a major foreign policy speech in virginia today. >> the obama campaign feeling new pressure after the president's performance at his debate in denver. >> everybody here is incredible professionals. they just perform flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. >> this week it's the vice presidential candidates' turn to face off. >> is there anything more exciting than joe biden thinking it's up to h
CBS
Oct 11, 2012 7:00am EDT
it is thursday, october 11, 2012. welcome to cbs "this morning." the vice president debate is tonight and cbs news poll shows more swing state voters are moving towards mitt romney. >> we'll ask obama strategist david axelrod how the president can stop romney's momentum. >> and a scandal lance armstrong took the biggest doping scandal in sports history. >>> we begin this morning with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> i know how he'll come to attack us. the problem he has is he has barack obama's record he has to run on. >> the vice presidential candidates set to take center stage. >> biden and paul ryan go head-to-head in their first and only debate. >> if you have a bad game you just move on. you look forward to the next one. the difference between this and sports is that the stakes are so high. >> there was a garage collapse here at the miami-dade west campus. >> rescuers pulled one survivor from the rubble 13 hours after the collapse. >> two people are dead. investigators don't know what caused it. >>> republican lawmakers pounced on the obama administra
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Oct 6, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. >> thank you. >>> so the focus of the very busy day now shifts to at&t park. cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington is in the middle of the crowd ready to get the play- off series started. elissa. >>> reporter: crowds piling into at&t park with thousands expected. [ inaudible ] [ inaudible ] >> we can see the crowds out there at at&t park getting ready for the giants play-off game. unfortunately, we lost elissa's microphone. we'll have her report to you shortly. >>> well, another part of this giant weekend puzzle the hardly strictly bluegrass festival in golden gate park. more than 800,000 people are expected to show up over the three days. this year's festival pays tribute to its late founder warren hellman who died last december. >>> clearly this is no ordinary weekend in san francisco. and that presents some unique challenges for police. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec takes us behind the scenes with the men and women in charge of crowd control. >> it's been a huge leadup to this. >> reporter: because along with the spectacle, celebration and excite
CBS
Oct 9, 2012 5:00pm PDT
hall, joe vazquez, cbs 5. >> thank you. >>> it is still not clear how effective they are but one thing is certain: wherever those red light cameras go, a heated debate is sure to follow. cbs 5 reporter ann notarangelo joining us from oakland where there could soon be a lot more of those cameras on the streets. ann. >> reporter: yeah, allen, the oakland public safety committee is meeting in half hour to discuss whether or not to add more cameras throughout the city. and it's not really a clear-cut yes or no. >>> reporter: the last light before the freeway entrance is often the last place you want to stop. and the city of oakland knows that and has a red light camera on 27th and northgate, one of 13 cameras in 11 intersections, one that nabbed this driver. >> i was fixing myself and i was went through the light when i was going to san francisco. >> reporter: the city of oakland is considering more than doubling the number of cameras in this city to 30. carolyn sharpe used to drive a taxi here and is all for it. >> they need to put more up for the simple fact that not only do we have a l
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Oct 9, 2012 6:00pm PDT
case will cost the suspended sheriff his job. cbs 5 reporter joe vazquez has been monitoring the testimony. joe. >> reporter: this hearing is going into its fourth hour now and they are expecting some decision within the next few hours. >> reporter: as suspended sheriff ross mirkarimi and his wife looked on the board of supervisors special hearing began with the formal decision from the ethics commission. chairman ben hur told the supervisors how after nine hearings over 5.5 months, a majority of his commission thought mirkarimi was guilty of official misconduct for bruising his wife's arm after an argument on new year's eve before he took the oath of office but hur made it clear he disagreed with his colleagues. >> i think the conduct was morally inappropriate. i think it was wrongful. but there must, i think, be a line between official misconduct and personal misconduct. and i could not find a principled way to make that distinction based on the arguments suggested by the mayor and ultimately the decision made by the majority. >> reporter: next the mayors and sheriff's lawy
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Oct 10, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. everything in our house comes to a complete captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. people waited outside overnight just for the chance to be inside the supreme court today for the most controversial case of this term. at stake: admission to college for millions of americans for generations to come. a decade ago, the court ruled that race could be used as a factor granting college admissions. but today, a new supreme court heard a challenge to that which could change the law of the land on affirmative action. wyatt andrews was in the court today. >> reporter: abigail fisher was denied admission to the university of texas, she says, because of admission policies that favored less-qualified minorities. her simple argument is to stop using skin color in college admission. >> i hope the court rules that a student's race and ethnicity should not be considered when applying to the university of texas. >> reporter: the u.t. entering class is among the most diverse anywhere, roughly 50% white and 50% minority. by law, the school h
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Oct 11, 2012 5:00pm PDT
and only debate. cbs 5 political reporter grace lee tells us what we can expect tonight. grace. >> reporter: allen, vice president joe biden will get the first question tonight and he is also giving his closing statement first. paul ryan will have the final word with his closing statement. and while neither are strangers to debate, they both represent opposite spectrums not just in ideology but also in style. >> reporter: vice president joe biden touched down in kentucky eager to square off with republican challenger paul ryan. congressman ryan says he is looking forward getting out the republican ticket's message. >> i'm excited because we have a chance yet again to offer this country a very clear choice. >> reporter: for ryan, tonight is an opportunity to build on mitt romney's strong performance in the first presidential debate. the pressure is on for vice president biden to stop that momentum. >> i expect it to be a home run for biden. >> i anticipate paul ryan's going to clean up tonight. >> reporter: recent polls show likely voters expect paul ryan to have the upper hand tonight. but
CBS
Oct 12, 2012 6:00am PDT
we are going right to cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran on the scene with the very latest. cate what can you tell us. >> reporter: i can tell you that the fire started in the squat and gobble popular restaurant here in san francisco. crews are busy battling flames. there's heavy smoke in the air. this restaurant is completely gutted. it is a complete loss for the building here. i can see already dozens of firefighters here on scene trying to tackle this fire. they have been at it for quite a while. crews say that they got the call right at around 4:00, 4:14 this morning and the fire quickly grew to three alarms. flames were shooting up as high as 10 to 20 feet. heavy smoke in the area and now they have set up a perimeter here along west portal. they have shut down as i was talking about that tunnel over here now. as far as the firefighting efforts are concerned, we are about to get an update from the public information officer to learn more. what i can tell you right now is there are a lot of confused people out here especially morning commuters as they are trying to figure out alternati
CBS
Oct 12, 2012 7:00am EDT
it is friday, october 12, 2012. welcome to cbs "this morning." joe biden and paul ryan lock horns in a tense vice presidential debate. >> we'll get comments from both sides of the aisle. >> "endeavour" is making its way through the streets of angeles. we begin this morning with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >>> with all due respect that's a bunch of malarky. first of all i will be very specific. >> the candidates clash at the vice presidential debate. >> i know you're under a lot of duress to make up for lost ground. but i think it will be better served if weon't keep interrupting up each other. >> smirking. laughing. i thought it was rude. >> paul ryan had a solid performance. >> thought in terms of who dominated the debate joe biden dominated. >> the key to winning one of these debates is to lower expectations about your speaking skills and joe biden has been doing that for four years. >>> the retired space shuttle with "endeavour" is home. >> the nobel peace prize is to be awarded to the european union. >> things got out of hand against two candidates running
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Oct 8, 2012 6:00am EDT
know him? >> i knew him from the very beginning of my life at cbs, 1964. he was the executive producer of cbs evening news, the cronkite news, when i joined. shortly after he was fired, and was in a kind of limbo or siberia for a couple of years. i did a documentary for them in 1968. don was the nominal executive producer. so i have known him for a long time. when we came up with this idea of "60 minutes," he became a kind of willy loman. he put together a reel of all cbs reports using 10 or 15 minute segments, taking the best of each of them and putting together a reel he went shopping that around to every executive at cbs. he brought that to me, to others, trying to sell and get support for his idea of this thing he called "60 minutes." he had harry reasoner, the original host in, call this a pilot if you like. then he added mike wallace into the pilot. it was his relentless pursuit. they said, ok, we will do it. we will try. we will put you on at 6:00 on a sunday. so harry and i went on. later, harry left to go to abc and they brought me to be the other guy on "60 minutes." we were
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Oct 8, 2012 5:30pm PDT
is toter than what we're paying shem. than wha captioning sponsored by cbs ptios is the "cbs evening news" s"ith scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, in ohio police are searching for victims of the meningitis outbreak. in tennessee, they're reaching out with a phone bank. today federal officials titimated 13,000 americans received steroid injections that may have been contaminated with a potentially lethal fungus. gas.llnesses have been reported cross nine states. eight people have died. the steroids were used to treat painpain and joint pain. those who received injections in ion knowinal columns are at risk for the brain and spinal infection known as meningitis. dr. jon lapook begins tonight with the state that has the largest number of cases. >> reporter: in tennessee, public health officials are searching to reach people injected with the contaminated vials. th whether each and every vial was contaminated is not known, but certainly now we have an increasing number of patients who are being reported as having ving fungal meningitis. >> reporter: dr. william schaffner has been trackin
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Oct 10, 2012 5:00pm PDT
county, washington. two people have been arrested. cbs 5 reporter sharon chin just talked to hercules police. sharon, they are saying the murder is part of a crime spree that began back in august. >>> reporter: perhaps. we're going to get to that in a second. hercules police detectives are heading to the seattle area tonight. they want to talk to the suspects to find out if there is any connection to the murder of susie ko. police found the car belonging to the 55-year-old retired teacher, who was discovered scabbed in her home friday night. in addition to the police search, her family launched a social network search for the car hoping to find her killer. detectives say they recovered her blue subaru after a chase in king county this morning. police say 24-year-old darnell washington and his wife tanya sped off after officers approached them in the parked car. when officers eventually boxed in the suspects in the subaru, the suspects allegedly kept ramming the police car until authorities arrested them at gunpoint. hercules police say right now the husband and wife are persons of int
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Oct 11, 2012 11:00pm PDT
. it was actually quite a bit of fun to watch. cbs 5 political reporter grace lee on the vice presidential debate that was hard to turn away from. >> politics can be fun, dana. it certainly was tonight. apparently even the president thought so, calling biden's performance, quote, terrific and saying he couldn't be prouder of him. and it is showing in the polls. in a cbs news poll of uncommitted voters, 58% gave him the win, compared with 31% for paul ryan. asked who would be able to take over as president, if necessary, voters stayed with the republican nominee. but that shifted significantly after the face-off. perhaps because time and again the president's attack dog in chief showed why he had earned that nickname. >> reporter: they are a generation apart in age. and world's apart in ideology. with that, two phrases were laid down. >> these people are my mom and dad, the people i grew up with, my neighbors. they pay more effective tax than governor romney's pays. i've had it up to here with that notion of 47%. >> reporter: congressman ryan was not afraid to fight back. >> romney is a good man.
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Oct 12, 2012 12:00pm PDT
for this morning's commute, as well. crews called out to the west portal neighborhood around 4:30 a.m. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran has been there all morning and joins us with the very latest. cate. >> reporter: frank, michelle, this is one stubborn fire. i want to show you now crews are still here on scene. they are sort of babysitting this building right here. i'm told also that an arson team is on scene. they are going to be starting their investigation, san francisco fire says the fire could have been accidental. it was a fire that would not quit. firefighters say it started at the popular "squat & gobble" restaurant and made its way to four other businesses. >> he saw the flames and everybody. >> reporter: he and his brother own the restaurant for 10 years. right now his brother is out of town. >> this was a -- the restaurant was his baby. he takes care of everything. he has to do it right. >> reporter: frank had to break the sad news that their restaurant was a complete loss. >> such a meeting spot for this part of town, for the community, the food is wonderful. everybody there is so
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Oct 12, 2012 5:30pm PDT
by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. the united states is facing an attack threat equivalent to 9/11, an attack that would be carried out by computer. that was the stark warning from defense secretary leon panetta. he described a cyber pearl harbor in which attackers could take over computers that control the transportation system or a utility with deadly consequences. panetta's dire prediction comes after a massive computer attack on the world's largest oil company. so we asked david martin to tell us more. >> reporter: u.s. officials say a cyber attack against aramco, the world's largest oil producer, has been traced to hackers inside iran. another volley in an increasingly high stakes war going on in cyberspace. and defense secretary panetta enns potential enemies, opcluding iran, are developing the capability to launch devastating attacks. >> the collective result of these kinds of attacks could be a cyber pearl harbor. an attack that would cause physical destruction and the loss of life. an attack that would paralyze and shock the na
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Oct 10, 2012 4:00am PDT
about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, cbs news goes inside the compound where the assault took place. >>> man versus mountain. an extreme bike stunt goes bad. this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, october 10, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. this morning the race for the white house veered from a focus on the economy to an emotionally charged debate on social issues. in an interview yesterday with "the des moines register" mitt romney said he would not pursue abortion related legislation if elected president. >> there's no legislation with regards to abortion that i'm familiar with that would become part of my agenda. >> after the interview romney campaign said governor romney is pro life and would support legislation aimed at providing greater protections for life. romney has repeatedly said the supreme court should overturn roe v. wade. the ruling that legalized abortion nationwide. and that he would cut funding to planned parenthood, an organization that provides abortion. the obama campaign says we know about the truth
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